This season, it's time you stand out and try bolder makeup styles. From the daring eyeliner and smokey eyes to darker shades on your lips and nails, take a look at some of the hottest trends and winter 2011 makeup tips for you to try. If you are more into the natural makeup style, you shouldn't worry as there are options for you too. You just have to practice in order to obtain a flawless looking makeup with a minimum amount of effort.
If until now you weren't such a big fan of the eyeliner, for
winter 2011 you have to step out from your shell, take chances and
bring more attention towards your eyes. Maybe you find it rather
difficult to apply, but with practice and patience you'll certainly
manage to do it right, especially now when everything is possible,
every shape and size. Moreover, a red lipstick can add glam and
femininity in an instant. Here are some makeup
tips for you to draw your inspiration for your winter 2011
Eyeliner can be considered as a real lifesaver for girls who have smaller eyes and want to bring depth to them. You can apply eyeliner only on the top lid in order to add expressiveness to your look. If you use a liquid eyeliner, make smaller lines in the inner and outer corner and in the middle, then connect them. For the bottom eyelid it is preferable to use a pencil eyeliner. For a night out with your friends try the cat eye makeup for a sexy look.
The famous smokey eyes makeup made a strong comeback among winter 2011 makeup trends, coming in so many different versions. This season, the classic smokey eye makeup is gone and it was reinvented and redefined in a stylish and very creative way. You can try the bi-color version, but make sure you keep the severe tone using darker shades of brown, golden, and taupe. Pair black and gray, golden and brown, or gray and blue. Also, smokey eyes in softer colors work amazing with a nude makeup for the lips and skin. You can also try a bolder and innovative version as spotted at Chanel.
This is the perfect season for you to play with different eyeshadow colors, whether you choose sweet shades of pink, beige, or brown, or on the contrary, more powerful and warmer shades of purple or chocolate. We cannot forget the already popular metallics, such as golden or silver for a luminous look.
For winter 2011 you are allowed to use lighter eyeshadows on the entire top eyelid, even going up towards the brow. It is not necessary to use mascara or eyeliner, but keep the makeup as simple as possible. It is trendy and luminous, but you need to feel it and wear it with self-confidence.
Orange is not just for the lips. This season it comes in a daring version for the eyes too. On a doll porcelain skin, a stunning orange makeup for the eyes can represent the detail that brings the attention to your look adding a luminous and electric touch. It is a great choice for a special evening event.
However, winter screams for warm, earthy colors not only on the clothes, but also on the eyelids. For fall/winter 2010-2011, you can try colors with purple tones, which are so hot. You can draw your inspiration from the classic looks of the '20s and go for a retro makeup in order to obtain a special result and stand out. Still, make sure you use it with moderation during the day. The best thing to do is to draw a fine line at the roots of the lashes.
We all love rebellious eyebrows! You shouldn't forget them as they play an important role for your look. This season, keep your brows as natural as possible when it comes to their shape or color. Make a smart investment and purchase an eyebrow pencil with a creamy texture in order to add a slightly healthy glowing. After applying the pencil, style them upwards using a special gel.
Natural, healthy looking and glowing skin is so hot this winter. Therefore, it is time you forget the mask effect. The first thing you should do for a nude makeup is to properly take care of your skin. This means following all the essential steps, meaning cleansing and nourishing every day, applying a mask and scrubbing once a week and use a special product in case you have to deal with a specific skin problem. For winter 2011, foundation should become your second skin with a gentle texture.
This season, nude makeup is not necessarily matte. On the contrary, you can choose a luminous, fresh makeup using a nacreous blush or powder that can reflect light. Go for a blush in a natural shade, such as peachy, coral or pink. Don't apply it in the center of the cheekbones, but on the sides, towards the temples, with circular moves, in order to add a sculptural and glamorous touch to your look. If the color of the blush is stronger, avoid using too much makeup for the eyes and lips.
A minimalist approach when it comes to makeup requires numerous tips and tricks, as well as different products, such as foundation, concealer, illuminator and powder, that should be properly applied on the skin in order to obtain a flawless looking skin.
Red is passion. 2011 winter means intense colors for the lips. It's time you dare the matte, deep colored lipsticks, even during the day. Add a sensual, sexy and elegant touch to your overall look choosing one red shade from the wide range available this season. For the holidays, red lipstick works amazing with a beautiful retro hairstyle.
The hottest color for your lips is cherry. This is a flattering shade as long as your skin looks perfect. This season you can follow the rule saying that a strong color for the lips requires a natural makeup for the eyes and you can try the newest trend with red both for lips and eyes. However, don't use the colors in the same intensity as one has to be darker than the other.
For those of you who are more into the natural makeup, there is also the opposite trend of the dramatic lip makeup that for this winter seems to go to the extremes with a rather paler version. In order to obtain the look, cover your lips with a soft foundation layer and apply some lip gloss. Nude lips will enhance your features and bring out the color of your eyes.
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